Society news: March 15

Pictured, from left, is Chris Jensen, Keepsake Quilters Guild president, and guest speaker, Nancy Wick from Minneapolis. Photo provided

Pictured, from left, is Chris Jensen, Keepsake Quilters Guild president, and guest speaker, Nancy Wick from Minneapolis. Photo provided

Keepsake Quilters Guild

The March meeting hosted a guest speaker, Nancy Wick, from Minneapolis. She is the author of “The Quilt Book.” Her program was on ideas for organizing your sewing space.

Several times a year, the Keepsake Quilters Guild has guest speakers, who present interesting programs on new quilting ideas, quilting ideas, quilting equipment, etc. Other meetings, members will give a demonstration on interesting ideas or projects such as purses, tote bags or other craft ideas.

If you are interested in learning more about quilting, or have questions, you are invited to attend a meeting, or visit with a guild member. The Keepsake Quilters Guild meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at St. Johns Lutheran Church, north entrance. For more information yo may contact the guild president, Chris Jensen at 433-7115.

 Duplicate Bridge

Tournament results for March 4, four tables played: First place, Vandy Newman and Gene Muchow; second place (tie), Dave Ring and Orrion Roisen; third place (tie), Loren Cleland and Arnie Lang and Rick Stroup and Gene Domino.

Duplicate Bridge is played each Wednesday at noon at the Mower County Senior Center in Austin. All Bridge players are welcome. Call Dave Ring at 507-434-4189.

 Golden Age Club

On March 4, the monthly meeting was conducted by Everett De Young.

A reading: “Winter Messages,” about symmetry, was read by Elaine Reynolds. Sylvia Ginder, secretary, read the monthly report.

Ruth Van Hooser, treasurer, reported $337.12 as the monthly balance. Minutes were accepted by Jacky Kottner, first and seconded by Roman Rikuts. There was no new or old business.

There were no birthdays or anniversaries this month. There were no cards Feb. 11 due to cold and ice.

Hazel Baldner sent a card to Shirley De Young. Cards were played at ten tables.

Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join the club.

Mower County

Historical Society featuring a history of the rail

Education

Minnesota State recognizes leaders with emeritus status including former RCC president

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

South Dakota man injured in crash on I-90 Tuesday night

Mower County

Training programs a big step toward filling a need for water, wastewater operators

Mower County

Daunting task lays ahead for City’s 2025 budget, operating levy

Mower County

Chop, Oman to now be tried separately in drive-by shooting case

Mower County

Mueller looking forward to building on county successes

Agriculture

Register for the Agriculture and Food Science Exploration (AFSE) Day

Mower County

In Your Community: County employees honored for completion of leadership training

Mower County

In Your Community: Joseph Company donates to Cedar Valley Services

Austin Living

On her own terms: Breanna Bortner tells her story of cancer bravely, beautifully

Brownsdale

In Your Community: Brownsdale Study Club

Education

Education Briefs: Accolades

News

Robots with hoes show farmers possible future of weed control

News

Wellness programs aim to support police officers through stressful work

News

Tobacco-like warning label for social media sought by US surgeon general who asks Congress to act

News

Deadly ATV crashes on pace to surpass last year’s total

Business

Expanding Opportunity: Austin Ford Chrysler breaks ground on addition, renovation

Mower County

Volunteers are needed for the statewide bumble bee survey

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Convictions June 3-10

Mower County

MnDOT asks motorists, riders to safely share the road during motorcycle convention in Rochester

Mower County

City of Austin to spray for mosquitoes

Mower County

Ikes to host steak cookout

Education

Education: Accolades